The East End of London in the latter Victorian times was, simply put, a terrible slum inhabited by the most unfortunates of society i.e. alcholholics, immigrants (of all races & religions), the lowest echelons of the working classes, a large number of prostitutes all crammed, really crammed into overcrowded unsanitised accommodations. Of course not everybody in the East End was thus categorised and there were many artisans, retailers and workers.
Tower Bridge (built 1886–1894) a combined bascule + suspension bridge in London which crosses the River Thames. Close to the Tower of London, from which it takes its name, it has become an iconic symbol of London. Officially opened 30.6.1894 by The Prince of Wales (the future King Edward VII), and his wife, Alexandra, Princess of Wales. shown here in 1893.